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Shipping Intelligence Officers, or in charge of the Defensive Arming of Merchant Ships

1918 11 15
Shipping Intelligence Officers, or in charge of the Defensive Arming of Merchant Ships - Pay

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th November, 1918.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 2nd November, 1918, in the words following, viz.

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions, or other allowances in the nature thereof, payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being, or having been, an Officer, Seaman, or Marine therein, shall be paid in such manner, and subject to such restrictions, conditions, and provisions, as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas we are of opinion that Officers employed as Shipping Intelligence Officers, or in charge of the Defensive Arming of Merchant Ships, should be paid at consolidated rates in the same manner, and on the same scale, as Officers of Your Majesty's Naval Transport Service

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the Regulations for the payment of these Officers set forth in the annexed Schedule, with effect as from the 1st June, 1918.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

Schedule.

  1. The following to be the Grades, Rank and Scale of Pay of Shipping Intelligence Officers. and Officers in Charge of the Defensive Arming of Merchant Ships:
  2. Grade. Equivalent Rank. Consolidated Rates of Pay.
    Shipping Intelligence Officers    
    1 at Grade Captain 800
    2nd Gracie Commander 550
    3rd Grade Lieutenant-Commander 450
    4th Grade Lieutenant 400
    Officer in Charge of Defensive Armament    
    1st Grade Commander 650
    2nd Grade Lieutenant-Commander 450
    3rd Grade Lieutenant 400

    Deduction to be made at the following rates from the consolidated rates :-

    (A) (B)
    If provided with Hotel accommodation. If provided with Servants at the public expense.
    100 a year. 80 a year from the 800 a year.
    80 a year. 20 a year from the 550 a year.
    80 a year. 20 a year from the 460 a year.
    80 a year. 20 a year from the 400 a year.

    If provided with quarters or victualled, a deduction to be made equivalent to the regulated allowances for lodging and provisions.

  3. These consolidated rates to cover every allowance except:-
    1. Outfit allowance for Retired, Emergency, and Temporary Officers.
    2. Bonus of 25 per cent. for Retired and Emergency Officers which is to be assessed on the rate of full pay they would receive under ordinary conditions.
  4. The consolidated rates to be subject to the usual deduction for commuted retired pay and for gratuity on discharge from Active List.
  5. The above rates of pay to apply only to Commissioned Officers of the Military Branch. Other Officers, including Engineers, to retain their present rates of pay and allowances.
  6. Officers granted a higher relative rank under the above table to enjoy the status and wear the uniform of that higher rank, but not to be entitled to use the higher naval title.
  7. Officers now serving to retain their present rates of pay until the termination of their present appointments in cases where it is to their advantage to do so.
  8. The Officer in Charge of Defensive Arming of Merchant Ships at Dakar, and the Assistant Officer in Charge, to receive Colonial Allowance of 50 a year.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions. herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.

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